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Walk to School Day: October 9 Posted on Oct 3

Walk to School Day: October 9

The Patrick Administration is encouraging students, parents and school officials to celebrate International Walk to School Day (iWalk) on Wednesday, October 9. This annual event is presented by MassDOT’s Safe Routes to School Program, which works with more than 600 partner schools in 171 communities   …Continue Reading Walk to School Day: October 9

2013 Car Free Week Success Posted on Sep 26

2013 Car Free Week Success

A special thanks to everyone who helped to make Massachusetts Car-Free Week 2013 a big success!  Throughout the Commonwealth, commuters have reduced 35,197 car trips and saved over $270,000 dollars in one week!  Below is a photo from a MassRIDES worksite partner event. MassRIDES is   …Continue Reading 2013 Car Free Week Success

Governor Patrick: South Coast Rail Next Steps Posted on Sep 23

Governor Patrick: South Coast Rail Next Steps

Governor Deval Patrick today joined MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey to announce that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the South Coast Rail project. MassDOT has adopted the Corps’ document as the state-required Final   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick: South Coast Rail Next Steps

Healthy Transportation Directive: Bicycle, Transit, Walking Posted on Sep 20

Healthy Transportation Directive: Bicycle, Transit, Walking

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey today announced a forward-thinking shift in MassDOT’s approach to project development. MassDOT’s Healthy Transportation Policy Directive will require all state transportation projects to increase bicycling, transit and walking options. This new Directive is intended to promote multimodal access   …Continue Reading Healthy Transportation Directive: Bicycle, Transit, Walking

Car Free Week: “Commute Another Way” Posted on Sep 10

Car Free Week: “Commute Another Way”

The Patrick Administration is encouraging residents to leave their cars in the driveway and try bicycling, walking, public transit, carpooling or vanpooling for Massachusetts Car-Free Week, September 16-22. With the underlying theme of “Pick a Day, Commute Another Way,” Massachusetts joins over 1,000 cities in   …Continue Reading Car Free Week: “Commute Another Way”

Car-Free Week: September 16-22 Posted on Aug 19

Car-Free Week: September 16-22

Mark your calendars! Massachusetts will celebrate a week of Car-Free activity from September 16th – 22nd. Massachusetts Car-Free Week is an extension of World Car-Free Day, an annual event which has quickly spread to over 1,000 cities in 40 countries around the globe. Car-Free Week   …Continue Reading Car-Free Week: September 16-22

MassDOT: Regional Transit Schedules on Google Maps Posted on Jul 29

MassDOT: Regional Transit Schedules on Google Maps

MassDOT has announced that for the first time all public transportation authorities in the Commonwealth including the MBTA and all 15 Regional Transit Authorities (RTAs) have their routes and schedules fully accessible on Google Maps. MassDOT’s MassRIDES Statewide Travel Options Program led the effort, in   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Regional Transit Schedules on Google Maps

Safe Routes to School: “Stepping Out to Summer” Posted on Jul 15

Safe Routes to School: “Stepping Out to Summer”

The school year may be over, but walking and bicycling to school initiatives are still going strong. MassDOT’s Safe Routes to School program is educating elementary and middle school aged children on the importance of walking and biking to school through our Stepping Out to   …Continue Reading Safe Routes to School: “Stepping Out to Summer”

Bay State Bike Week: 14,000 Participants Posted on Jul 8

Bay State Bike Week: 14,000 Participants

MassDOT, MassRIDES and MassBike wrapped up a successful 4th annual Bay State Bike Week on Sunday, May 19th with more than 14,000 riders participating.  Bay State Bike Week is a statewide celebration of cycling, featuring bicycle-focused events that are coordinated at the local level and   …Continue Reading Bay State Bike Week: 14,000 Participants

Preserving Falcons, One Nest at a Time Posted on Jun 7

Preserving Falcons, One Nest at a Time

A longstanding partnership between MassDOT and the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife's Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program to preserve the rare Peregrine Falcon species is now a proven success.  Peregrines at the I-90 bridge over the Connecticut River in Chicopee/West Springfield have nested   …Continue Reading Preserving Falcons, One Nest at a Time